French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka withdraws after being fined for media no-show

The world number two beat Patricia Maria-Tig before being fined $15,000 by the tournament for not honouring her media obligations – something preemptively addressed on Twitter last week. The 23-year-old ultimately withdrew, not wanting to act as a distraction for the tournament. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Kenin, Gauff, Medvedev win as Azarenka and Goffin stunned

Sofia Kenin of the US celebrates after winning against Australia's Maddison Inglis during their women's singles match on day two of the Australian...

Defending champion Sofia Kenin wasn’t satisfied but crucially got the job done, while there were comfortable wins for Cori Gauff, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal and some surprising results too – David Goffin, Victoria Azarenka and Johanna Konta all crashed out on Day 2. Continue reading

Australian Open 2021: Johanna Konta grateful, reflecting on quarantine period

Johanna Konta of Great Britain looks on during her Women's Singles first round match against Cori Gauff of The United States of America during day...

Johanna Konta, world number 14, has revealed how grateful she is to have been one of the lucky ones permitted to practice for five hours a day – considering 72 others, including compatriot Heather Watson (#58), have been locked in their hotel rooms for two weeks after positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed on flights taking players to Australia earlier this month.
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